Drawing a sword

19 February 2019

Hello, today I would like to focus on one of the most important element of work with a sword, that is, its proper draw with saya (vagina). Permanent practice has lost my ability to focus on this element. I can say that now I focus on other elements, although I…

Affiliate system

3 February 2019

When training martial arts, it is very important to understand the teaching system. What’s going on here? In a large dojo where there are many exercisers, nobody thinks about choosing a partner while doing exercises. It is often the case that teachers recommend changing partners during the training. I personally…

Tradition

22 January 2019

Matthew 13:52 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· διὰ τοῦτο πᾶς γραμματεὺς μαθητευθεὶς τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν ὅμοιός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπῳ οἰκοδεσπότῃ, ὅστις ἐκβάλλει ἐκ τοῦ θησαυροῦ αὐτοῦ καινὰ καὶ παλαιά. (Mat 13:52 BGT) Matthew 13:52 And He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is…

Hildegarda of Bingen

14 January 2019

Nowadays, where everything is set to hurry, sooner or later people will get sick. Why? And how to be healthy when technical and industrial progress kills our natural environment. We do not go out into the sun because the ozone hole, we do not eat meat because animals are fattened…

Exams

20 December 2018

It’s been 11 years of Makotoshin Dojo in Ireland. This time was full of different experiences, many of us had the opportunity to polish our technique with different involvement and frequency of training. Life is known that forces us to make different choices. Sometimes we are able to train sometimes…

Position – Jodan

18 December 2018

Maintain the position of iodine. On the enemy’s attack you will answer with only one blow aimed at him. Musashi Miyamoto. The top iodine position, is the position to attack in accordance with the principle of the sword raised up always drop. The only question is how we raise it…

Position – Chudan

13 December 2018

Remember that the most perfect from the position is chudan – medium. Musashi Miyamoto The first item I will describe is chudan or the average position. At the beginning of the general instructions how to adopt it, how to set the hands, body and sword to this position. Step 1…

Position – Kamae

6 December 2018

I distinguish five different body positions, but all serve one purpose – to kill an opponent. Musashi Miyamoto. What does Musashi’s words mean? How strongly do you remember “to kill!” When is a man ready to kill? Or is it something completely different? What do you think? Musashi, writing Gorin…

Hanbo SR

28 November 2018

Hanbo in Shisei Ryu The very meaning of kanji is 半 棒 half stick. In the Hanbo tradition, it was half the length of Bo, which is approximately 90 cm. In Shisei Ryu, the length depends on personal preferences. Usually it is the length of the entire upper limb. Type…